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children's playground

An area of ground used for children to play on, often attached to a school.

Children playing on see-saws and swings in Spinney Hill Park, Leicester, around 1905.Picture postcard published by William Dawson & Sons Ltd, Leicester (probably around 1905). The picture is based on a photograph of the children's playground at Spinney Hill Park, reproduced by kind courtesy of Leicestershire and Rutland Gardens Trust.


The children's playground, viewed in the above picture postcard, is separated from the rest of the park by ironwork railings with gates. There are 3 see-saws visible in the foreground on the left-hand side of the picture. Two children are playing sedately on the middle see-saw. In the centre foreground, 2 pairs of children are competing fiercely to keep their end of the see-saw on the ground so that the children at the other end are suspended in the air at the other end. The 2 pairs of children on the right-hand side who appear to be flying towards the tree are on swings. The shadows of trees cover most of the grassed area.